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December 5, 2018

Measuring Galileo Performance: Navigation and Timing Performance Figures of Merit | Part 2

This article provides an overview of the current Galileo system deployment status and performance trends since the Initial Open Service declaration on December 15, 2016. The system performance is assessed through a set of navigation and timing performance figures of merit. The outstanding performance results along with the acceleration in the constellation and ground segment deployment confirm that the Galileo system is on track towards Full Operational Capability. That Initial Open Service Declaration in late 2016 marked a historical milestone in the Galileo program. Here the authors will illustrate that Galileo has arrived and that it works.

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By Inside GNSS
November 15, 2018

FCC Poised to Approve Broad Use of Galileo in U.S.

UPDATED: The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) on Nov. 15 unanimously approved waivers allowing the use of the Galileo E1 and E5 signals for non-federal purposes in the U.S. and denied the E6 signal waiver request. Approving the E6 waiver “could constrain our future spectrum management for non-Federal operations in the U.S.” the FCC wrote in the draft order document released ahead of the meeting.

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By Dee Ann Divis
November 6, 2018

Positioning, Mapping Technologies Converging to Deliver Innovation in High Added Value Applications

Positioning and mapping technologies are converging and integrating as never before, enabling developers to deliver innovative high added-value applications and services, according to participants in the 5th edition of Technology for All, a forum dedicated to technological innovation in support of the environment, cultural heritage and smart cities, which was held at Rome’s Higher Institute for Firefighting (Istituto Superiore Antincendi) in early October.

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By Inside GNSS

Alliance of Automobile Manufacturers Opposes Ligado Frequency Plan

A proposed frequency change that could create interference with GPS receivers has picked up a new and powerful group of opponents. The Alliance of Automobile Manufacturers, which represents the country’s largest automobile makers and 70 percent of all the car and light truck sales in the U.S., filed a letter opposing a request by Ligado Networks (formerly LightSquared) to allow satellite-only frequencies near the satellite navigation band to also be used for terrestrial broadband services.

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By Dee Ann Divis
October 18, 2018

European Robotics League’s Emergency Local Tournament 2019 Deadline Extended

In emergency situations, robotic systems play a key role in providing rescue teams with remote access to an emergency site. The European Global Navigation Satellite Systems Agency’s (GSA) ERL Emergency Local Tournament 2019 aims to foster advanced developments of autonomous capabilities and seamless navigation for emergency robotic systems. The deadline for the tourney has been extended to Oct. 29, 2018.

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By Inside GNSS
October 16, 2018

International Navigation Conference 2018

The program for the Royal Institute of Navigation’s International Navigation Conference 2018 is now available online, but if you’re at this week’s ION GNSS+ conference in Miami, Fla., you can stop by Booth #516 for additional details.

Scheduled for November 12-15, 2018 at the Mercure Bristol Grand Hotel, Bristol, UK, INC 2018Navigation Challenges and Societal Benefits —is sure to provide attendees numerous benefits.

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By Inside GNSS
October 4, 2018

Protecting GNSS and Users – The Ideal APNT

According to the European Commission “…GNSS cannot be the sole means of PNT information … for critical applications requiring continuous availability and fail-safe operations.”

Similar realizations in the United States, United, Kingdom, South Korea and elsewhere have led to a revitalization of efforts to examine Alternative Positioning, Navigation and Timing (APNT) systems that could complement and reinforce our exceptionally valuable, yet vulnerable, GNSS signals.

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By Dana A. Goward